Yet, for about 20 years beginning in 1980, the supply of foreign-born children into the U.S. and Western Europe was essentially stable, if not predictable. Korea, Guatemala, Russia and China could be counted upon to provide U.S. families with many thousands of their children each year. Many were under age 3, the most desirable category of adoptee. However, for almost a decade, there has been a steady decline in these numbers. From 2004-2011, the U.S. experienced a 40 percent decline in the number of international adoptions. From thousands of children a year sent from China, Russia, Korea and Guatemala, adoptions fell to hundreds and in some cases fewer than 100 per country. All indicators suggest that this decline will continue. In 2002, some 20,000 foreign-born children were adopted by U.S. families. In 2010, that number was 11,000.